Chichibu Imamiya-jinja Shrine秩父今宮神社
A Shinto shrine located in Naka-machi, Chichibu City. One of Japan's oldest shrines, since ancient times it has been dedicated to a water god embodied by a miraculous spring welling up from under Mt. Buko. Until the distant Nara period, the shrine was also dedicated to other deities such as the Eight Dragon Kings. In 1535, a portion of the spirit of Susanoo-no-Okami from Imamiya-jinja Shrine in Kyoto was ritually transferred to this shrine when an epidemic raged in the region. The grounds encompass Ryujin Pond, the oldest spring in Chichibu, as well as a huge tree called the Ryujinboku which is over 1,000 years old.
Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Nakamachi 16-10 (Chichibu / NagatoroArea)
- Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Nakamachi 16-10 [ map ]
- open everyday
- [The first ear fee for visiting the shrine] From 5,000 yen
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Eclipsed by neighboring Tokyo, Saitama is often branded as the sleepy suburbs. However, look a little deeper and you'll uncover quaint towns bursting with history and crafts from the kurazukuri Edo-period clay houses of Kawagoe to the ancient tree-enveloped temples of Chichibu.